Liaoning Provincial Museums Complex



Location: Shenyang, China
Designed in: 2011
Size: 362,500m²
Client: The 12th National Games Reception Infrastructure Management Office 
The Liaoning Provincial Museum Complex site consists of four main buildings: the Museum, Library, Archive, and Science and Technology Center, centered around the Peoples’ Square. All four museum buildings take on a simple square plan based on the form of a ding, with a court in the center to maximize the volume, creating strong edges that reinforce the general master plan and help clearly define Peoples’ Square. The four buildings are similar, but have unique characteristics to symbolize their functions; Museum: History, Library: Enlightenment, Archive: Preservation of Knowledge, and Science and Technology Center: Future.